recommended Reading List

Looking to familiarize yourself with Aristotle, St. Thomas, and the Thomistic tradition? Check out the list below, curated by the Director of the Thomistic Institute in Rome, Fr. Thomas Joseph White, OP:

Key works of Aristotle:

  • Categories

  • Nicomachean Ethics

  • De Anima

  • Metaphysics (esp. Books I, II, IV, VII-IX, XI, XII)

  • Posterior Analytics

Key works of Aquinas:

  • De Ente et Essentia

  • Commentary on Boethius’ De Trinitate

  • Summa Contra Gentiles

  • De Potentia Dei, q. 7

  • Disputed Questions on the Soul

  • Summa Theologiae

  • Commentary on the Gospel of St. John